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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Something began to happen just before April. Our home life, already busy, went into overdrive. I’d been begging for spring and summer, but, frankly, I started hoping to see January roll back in. I missed the month that keeps it chill, indoors and inactive.

Here’s how it...

Monday, April 16, 2018

The first time I contemplated a haven to myself was probably upon hearing the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel. True, there is an evil witch in the woods by herself, but that’s one heck of a she shed she’s got, trimmed in cake, icing, cookies and candy. Just don’t go kno...

Friday, March 9, 2018

It is no secret to people who know me well, or who know my husband, the former congressman, that we have political opinions. I once tried a relationship with someone whose politics were vastly different. It didn’t go well. That particular man could be admired for holdi...

Monday, November 27, 2017

One of my boys takes guitar lessons after school at the church where I work, so he regularly waits in momma’s office. To keep my kiddo from asking for my phone to see whether Minecraft has updates, I recently showed him a thank you card I received in the mail.

Earlier i...

Friday, October 27, 2017

In elementary school, I, along with millions of other children before and after me, loved Maurice Sendak’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are. ” The story is a short text with illustrations of the little boy Max in his wolf costume, making too much mischief at home. As p...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

During the big-reveal ultrasound that identified our triplets’ genders, the tech announced we were having three more boys. With a ridiculous total of four, we assumed we’d spend hours on soccer or baseball fields, maybe sitting on bleachers, the back of our van filled...

Friday, September 22, 2017

My children do not believe, as I do, that the first day back-to-school is, for some people, a national holiday. Sadly, parental celebration excludes the amazingly dedicated teachers who show up to greet their new halflings for the year. In acknowledgement and appreciat...

Saturday, June 3, 2017

My son’s 5th grade class and some middle schoolers were taking a trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. I wasn’t sure I should go. I’m not particularly fond of pretending to shoot off in space. However, it has occurred to me to shoot my family off in space. I’m sur...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    In my spiritual tradition, we have a peculiar Christian ritual some might consider strange. As a way to symbolize the forty days preceding Easter and the season of Lent, we gather on Ash Wednesday and the pastor smears our foreheads with ashes in the sign of a...

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